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1. A Ray of Death, or the Death of Ray?The Rife Machine Royal Raymond Rife
1888 - 1971
2. On the recordRoyal Raymond Rife 1913 Awarded an honorary PhD from University of Heidelsberg, Germany.
1913 1920: Worked for U.S. government and for Zeiss in Germany; developed an optical tool for Harry Timken to monitor ball-bearing production.
1920s Timken provides funding for a research lab in San Diego to study effects of electromagnetic phenomena on disease-causing agents; Rife develops the Universal Microscope and the Beam Ray Machine
1931 Rifes work endorsed by noted microbiologist Arthur Kendall (Northwestern University) and physician Millbank Johnson (AMA West Coast); banquet proclaiming The End to All Diseases held
1934 Clinical trials of Beam Ray machine; 16 patients cured of cancers;
1938 Dread Disease Germs Destroyed by Rays; Morris Fishbein and the AMA take notice
1940 All support for Rife and the technology disappears
3. Medical Miracle? Or Quackery Rifes Universal Microscope Beam Ray Machine ca. 1938
4. Long wavelengths, high resolutionhmmmm
5. What Rife saw.. What we see. Bacillus typhosus as viewed with the Rife Microscope
Magnification ~ 23 25,000X Salmonella typhi as viewed with an electron microscope
Magnification ~ 25,000X
6. A spattering of spores Tetanus spore,
~ 23 25,000X Clostridium tetani endospore, EM
7. Leading Causes of Death, 1921
(from Leading Causes of Death 1900-1998, www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/lead1900_98.pdf) Why Rife developed the Beam Ray
8. Lab notes on BX cancer virus discovery
9. Other cancer-like diseases caused by filterable viruses at the time of Rife Top, F.H. Communicable Diseases, 3rd ed. 1941, 1947, 1955 Lymphogranuloma venereum
Opthalmia neonatorum, trachoma, ketatoconjunctivitis
Primary atypical pneumonia
Donovan body? Calymmatobacterium (pleomorphic, encapsulated, G-R); other sources refer to it as a protozoan?
10. Other interesting tidbits from the past Communicable Diseases, 3rd ed. 1941, 1947, 1955 Genital lesions identified as syphilitic (caused by spirochete bacteria) are clearly genital warts (caused by a virus)
Cause unknown, blamed on a virus, but symptoms are reminiscent of neuroborreliosis (neurological Lyme)
Difco Manual, 8th edition (1948) has no mention of K Medium developed by Arthur Kendall
12. Right place, wrong time
13. Morris Fishbein and the AMA Editor of JAMA from 1924 1949
Dominated medical policy; discredited and suppressed what he could not control
14. Monday, Jan. 02, 1939 Time Magazine Medicine: A.M.A Indicted In Washington, D. C. last year 2,500 low-salaried Government employees chipped in to form Group Health Association, Inc., which hired nine physicians to provide complete medical care for members. Scarcely had the first patient visited the well-equipped G. H. A. clinic when the District Medical Society, a branch of the American Medical Association, turned on the heat. It has been accused of refusing to let G. H. A. doctors use local hospitals, consult with local specialists. Reason: G. H. A. is a health-insurance project, and the A. M. A. is opposed to group health insurance combined with practice, which, it claims, limits a patient's choice of his doctor, and prevents free competition among doctors.
Unless the A. M. A. was looking for a test case, Washington, right under the nose of the Department of Justice, was a bad place for heat on-turning. Last October Assistant Attorney General Thurman Wesley Arnold, in charge of monopoly investigation, haled the District Society before a grand jury because he believed that boycott of the G. H. A. violated the "Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The jury, which included salesmen, executives, engineers, a brewer and a taxicab driver, listened to about 100 witnesses from Washington hospitals and medical organizations all over the country. It learned that the District Society had expelled G. H. A. Physician Mario Victor Scandiffio and had forced another doctor to resign from the G. H. A. staff. It read a resolution of the District Society to throttle "successful operation of G. H. A., Inc." and examined the letters A. M. A.'s Morris Fishbein had sent the society.
Last week the Jury returned an indictment not only against the District Society but against A. M. A., the Washington Academy of Surgery, the Harris County (Texas) Medical Society,* 16 Washington physicians, and five A. M. A. executives, including Official Spokesmen Olin West and Morris Fishbein.
The indictment stressed the power of the A. M. A., which claims as members 110,000 of the 145,000 practicing U. S. doctors and, as a corporation, has an income of several million dollars a year. The A. M. A., said the indictment, "condemns as 'unethical' group medical practice on a risk-sharing prepayment basis principally because such practice is in business competition with . . . doctors engaged in [private] practice."
Undaunted by the indictment, A. M. A. Editor Morris Fishbein quoted the House of Delegates: "[We will exhaust], if necessary, the last recourse of distinguished legal talent to establish the ultimate right of organized medicine to ... oppose types of contract practice damaging to the health of the public." A. M. A.'s "legal talent" made it clear that they would take the tack that medicine is a learned profession, not a trade, and thus does not fall within the scope of the Sherman Act. Attorney Arnold hopes that the A. M. A. will soon file a demurrer to the indictment. If the demurrer is granted, Attorney Arnold will be able to take the case directly to the Supreme Court.
15. Did Rife cure cancer by killing bacteria?
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17. Does high frequency electromagnetic radiation (radio waves) kill the Lyme spirochete?
18. Bernard was right, I was wrong. The germ is nothing the milieu is everything. Louis Pasteur, on his deathbed